Hertz has resurrected the spirit of the company's Rent-A-Racer program, albeit on a slightly different level. If that name sounds familiar, it should. Carroll Shelby famously struck a deal with the rental car company back in 1966, and the result was a fleet of Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 for rent. Later, those cars were sold as GT350-H models, and today they are valuable collector cars.

Fast-forward a few decades and Hertz is back at it again with its Dream Service, though the lineup has changed a bit since the '60s. Now, you can rent an Aston Martin V8 Vantage Coupe, a Ferrari F430 Spider, Lamborghini Gallardo, Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG, E63 AMG or SLS AMG. The Nissan GT-R, Porsche 911, Boxster, Cayenne and Panamera are all up for grabs as well.

According to Autoweek, additional options include the Audi R8, Bentley Continental GT and the SRT Viper shown above. You can expect to pay around $1,500 per day for the high-end options like the Gallardo. The R8 and Vantage will set you back around $1,000 per day, while the Porsche Boxster comes in at a comparably reasonable $395 per day. That cash will fetch you 75 miles of driving with charges ranging from around 49 cents to $3.00 per additional mile over that number.

Hertz won't cover your insurance, however, and the company doesn't want you hammering these machines on a track. Then again, what they don't know...


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      andrew jackson
      • 1 Year Ago
      They call it Rent-A-Racer and they don't want you to actually race them or go on a track. What's the pint in renting one? To look cool?
        merlot066
        • 1 Year Ago
        @andrew jackson
        That's what 90% of the other ones on the road are used for (though I agree the name is kind of ridiculous).
        • 1 Year Ago
        @andrew jackson
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      likeaboss1234boss
      • 1 Year Ago
      if i ever bought a viper i would spec it up just like this one the black with tan is just stunning.
      Joe Wentz
      • 1 Year Ago
      "The older the boys, the bigger the toys!"
      Rob Gomes
      • 1 Year Ago
      Another big benefit is if you're in the market for one of these cars. The cost of an "extended test drive" is well worth the price before you drop the $80,000-$200,000 these cars are going to set you back.
      Brent Ozar
      • 1 Year Ago
      Enterprise also rents "exotics" - although the exotics are mostly confined to Porsches, Mercedes, Jags, Vettes, etc. I travel to Vegas a couple times a year, and I've had the Cayman R, 911, and Boxster on recent trips. The rates are pretty affordable, and both the rate and the miles included are subject to negotiation - I wanna say the Cayman R cost me around $300/day with 150 miles included. The Vegas one is especially fun because you can do the run from Vegas to Hoover Dam to the Valley of Fire State Park all within around 150 miles total. The part from Hoover Dam to Valley of Fire (and back to Vegas) is killer - very curvy two-lane roads, beautifully scenic. http://exoticcars.enterprise.com/
      ryanandrewmartin
      • 1 Year Ago
      I never get tired of looking that the Viper. Such a beauty.
        Patricia1960
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ryanandrewmartin
        So you haven't been tired for 15 years then, when the original came out and looked exactly like this one.....cool
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          @Patricia1960
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      IBx27
      • 1 Year Ago
      They're probably all automatic...I can understand hat move but really wish rental car places would rent out manual cars to qualified drivers who want one.
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        @IBx27
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        Dwight Bynum Jr.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @IBx27
        Well, the E63 AMG, SLS AMG, GT-R, and Continental GT only come with automatics with a manual mode option.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @IBx27
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        Justin Campanale
        • 1 Year Ago
        @IBx27
        I'm getting very, very close to having a total rage blackout.
      Patricia1960
      • 1 Year Ago
      Well if you can't sell em'....why not try renting em'...!
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        @Patricia1960
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        @Patricia1960
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          Patricia1960
          • 1 Year Ago
          To all the Viagra infused Octogenarians who bought one 18 years ago
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        @Patricia1960
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          Patricia1960
          • 1 Year Ago
          Sorry - I was watching the kids, and then I came here and carried on. Now lets get this straight. You make some unsubstantiated claim first, (see below) July 8th 10:04 am (Yesterday) "Aaron N. Um they are selling. If I remember correctly, they sold all the first ones off the line." And now you are suggesting I share my number with you, when it is you who are making these wild claims. I believe you are the one on deck. I think your "ruse" is because you don't have any numbers - or - you are so far down on the SRT rung/ladder they don't let have those figures, and it was just something you heard while sitting in a stall at Chrysler.
      Terry and Mandy
      • 1 Year Ago
      Boys and their "toys". Still having a contest to see who has the biggest ___k, correction, engine!
      Hokiegrad09
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow I love that tan Viper interior! Light years beyond the old viper. It would be cool if it didn't share the same steering wheel buttons with the 200 and Dart but whatever.
        XJ Yamaha
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Hokiegrad09
        You're complaining because the Viper's steering wheel uses the same buttons as nearly every other Chrysler vehicle? Those buttons aren't exclusive to the Dart and 200.....
          adam1keith1980
          • 1 Year Ago
          @XJ Yamaha
          The same cheap looking and feeling buttons are now found in the new Maserati Quattroporte and Ghibli too. Somehow Mopar fanboys on all the Maserati threads think those switches are OK. I guess Maserati going for a new fan base. Give me a break.
          tinted up
          • 1 Year Ago
          @XJ Yamaha
          It wouldn't be a big deal if the buttons didn't feel cheesy and junky. I honestly think that it's a shame that buttons found in a base Jeep Compass can be found in a Chrysler; let alone a Viper.
          Hokiegrad09
          • 1 Year Ago
          @XJ Yamaha
          Thanks for helping me prove my point
      L1011
      • 1 Year Ago
      My eyes were drawn to the infernal ugliness that is the Dodge Viper that I didn't even realize there was an entire story to go along with that photo. For those about to down vote me, the Viper was a car that I USED to really like before they beat it with the ugly stick. Sorry, but the new Viper is awful. Kill it with fire, I say.
        Patricia1960
        • 1 Year Ago
        @L1011
        That's a little tough L....but it seems that for a new supposed dynamic division of a major domestic auto manufacturer, to do a re-do of an old car that Lutz and crew would admit was a cobbled up mish-mash of old truck parts (The original Dodge viper used the 1990 Dodge Dakota truck front suspension complete)...as well as the old V10....Well you point is well taken, despite all the Chrysler employees on here soon to be down voting you (and me)...shame, what was that film...."Truth in Advertising"....as a Photo Journalist.... I just there was more of it.!
      Andrew
      • 1 Year Ago
      Waiting for the slew of "Only in Florida" stories wrought from this venture.
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